Saturday, December 24, 2016


Posted by LaPaz, Jungle Watch Correspondant from Spain.

Today we had for breakfast the selection by Bishop Byrnes of Mr. Adrian Cristobal to study Canon Law far away from Guam.

Our friend Frenchie wrotte: "Instead of being disciplined, he is rewarded", and Frenchie is right. Frenchie uses a rational criterion, he is guided by the premise that if someone acts in a wrong way, do not reward him. 

But Rome, it is Vatican, is not used to rational criterion to take decisions. Rome uses other criteria. One of them is "promoveatur ut amoveatur", as our italian friend, neocatechumenal former member, Sandavi, pointed in his commentary of Frenchie's post:

In Rome they call this "promoveatur ut amoveatur" give a promotion to someone having the intent to remove him. Usually works. Give trust to Byrnes, he will bring healing.

I agree with Frenchie and Sandavi as well. 

Let me copy here one of the best explanations of the "promoveatur ut amoveatur" I had just found. The original is in Spanish, here is the translation:

"Promoveatur ut amoveatur

This Latin saying refers to the custom of promoting some office to another more important but more useless so as to detract from practical influence. To put it another way, it's about getting a person out of a position in the only possible way so that it seems subtle: to ascend. Thus, the promoted would occupy an honorary status and would leave room for another more valid member. This is coupled with the so-called Peter principle, which states that each member of a hierarchy tends to be promoted to its level of incompetence, where it stops.

Usually used in bureaucratic terms, the Church also applies. Thus, certain priests with serious moral sins and public have changed of town or parish to dissipate the bad example at local level. On occasion, elevated to archpriest, diocesan vicar or even higher. If we observe globally, the Vatican is home to thousands of seminarians and clerics who finish their studies in the Lateran or Gregorian to many of these 'exiles'. Although the clean has begun, there are still customs of this type. What to say if one is promoted to the episcopal order or comes to receive the cardinality dignity, with the danger that generate news about the past. The Scottish O'Brien has 'suffered' it in his own flesh. And it is not good for the Church".

Anyway, I understand Frenchie. I agree with him. Maybe my attempt to explain the non rational "promoveatur ut amoveatur" should be done by Bishop Byrnes. But all of us know the Catholic Church is not worried about didactic. 

By the way, now Pope Francis does not like the "promoveatur ut amoveatur".

Have a nice Christmas time!

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